Career memes of the week: freelancer – Careers | siliconrepublic.com
This week’s career memes are a humorous nod to IT freelancers such as bloggers, developers, programmers, and consultants.
For some, freelance life is very attractive – sleeping until lunchtime, being your own boss and working from home. While these can certainly be some of the perks of working as a freelance, the fact is, there may still be deadlines, the clients you work for are actually your boss when you work for them, and sometimes you need to attract a couple Pants when you meet a client or go out to do tasks related to a specific job.
One important factor to consider when working as a freelancer is that work may not always be constantly available. However, the larger a customer network a freelancer builds, the greater the likelihood of continuing to work. This can then lead to a larger work portfolio and more earning opportunities.
Of course, freelancers should have excellent skills in the service they provide, be it graphic design or online writing. They should also be good communicators, negotiators, and self-motivated. Good networking skills can also come in handy in attracting new customers.